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Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi
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Reviewed September 16, 2011

calm apart from the frogs in the courtyard gardens, that is. historic, by nairobi standards. attentive staff.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Thank dan w
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Reviewed August 13, 2011

The Southern Sun hotel is a nice, clean, comfortable, safe place to stay in Nairobi and offers all the luxuries that the normal large chain hotels usually have, swimming pools, a gym, room service and a variation of restaurants. The gardens were very nice & well kept & the free wi fi in the bedrooms was a definite plus.
On the negative side our room was very average, it had no character, was dark and a little run down. We could also hear children screaming from the nearby playground all day and until 8pm which was a little bit of a nightmare as we were trying to sleep.
No iron in the room either.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away no where near the playground if your staying there on a weekend
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank fremontSydney
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Reviewed August 3, 2011

The service starting from the reception to room service etc. at the hotel was excellent. Staff were very courteous and friendly. There was an excellent security on each floor of the hotel too.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Thank NAYANA999
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

When I last visited this hotel it was the Holiday Inn. However it has since been taken over by the Southern Sun group. While the hotel is located on the very busy Parklands Road once you step through the reception area into the gardens beyond you find yourself in a tropical haven of peace and tranquility beyond.

There are two restaurants, one by the main pool, and the other, a steak restaurant, in the main building. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly and polite. Guest safety and security is a priority and there are plenty of visible security staff, but do not let this put you off as they are all extremely pleasant and very helpful.

We stayed here for one night prior to our safari and then had a day room on our return before we caught our flight home. Both rooms were clean and comfortable.

If you are staying in Nairobi then you could do a lot worse than stay here. I will certainly stay here next time.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Llanelly
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

Stayed at the Southern Sun Mayfair during a recent business trip to Nairobi. Last time I was here was 3 years ago when the hotel was a holiday in. Nothing much has changed since then. Decent hotel in the upscale Westlands. Close to Sarit Center and Westgate. Limited dining options in hotel, but poolside breakfast buffet is pretty darn good. No a/c and no screens on windows, so mosquitoes can be an issue. Friendly attentive staff. Great wireless Internet gratis. Decent value for Nairobi.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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